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Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

Despite her assertions that she has nothing to lose this final, I really think that this is Serena's match to win. Not only does she have the game to crush Jankovic, she's also the home crowd favourite. For me, and for most on WTAWORLD according to the poll, Serena is the overwhelming favourite, given that she actually has experience in grand slam finals and should really be hoisting up that trophy when all is said and done. Additionally, Serena and her fans know that if she doesn't win this slam, it could be considered somewhat of a poor year by Serena's lofty standards. Even after playing so well all year, with what, a 90% win rate, her year would be somewhat marred by not having won a slam.

So it's going to be very interesting match because we all don't know how Jelena will play. She could play out of her mind, knowing that this is her first slam final against an eight-time grand slam champion. Knowing Jelena's personality, there's a chance that she won't be overawed at all, and exploit Serena if Serena isn't on her game. On the other hand, Jelena could come out extremely nervous and be bullied on court by Serena.

What do you think? Who has more to lose from this match? Serena or Jelena?

For the record, I think that Serena will win.

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Re: Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

Actually, I look at it this way

Serena has nothing to prove, she has already done that

Jelena on the other side has to prove that she is capable of winning a gs and that will also validate her No.1 ranking.

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Re: Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

I think Jelena will definitely have much more pressure.

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Re: Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

Put it this way. Jankovic negotiated four Grand Slam semis, choking away multiple leads in 2 of them, before finally getting to her first Grand Slam final with much help from LenaD, who is clearly the most mentally fragile player Jankovic has faced in a Grand Slam SF. The occassion will overwhelm her. The only positive for her is that her game plan has quite a lot of margin for error so she won't be going home with a bagel and breadstick in hand.

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Re: Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

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Jelena on the other side has to prove that she is capable of winning a gs and that will also validate her No.1 ranking.

Pressure on jelena
She won't be No1 if she loses.

Pressure is on her, though. First GS final, crowd will be rooting heavily for Serena. She needs to turn her brain off here.

I expect a dirty match as both ladies don't like each other too much. Drama, baby, drama.

This could become an epic one.

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Re: Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

I agree. She hasn't won many slams since 2003. No slam outside the AO since Wimby 03. #1 is at stake. There is definitely a lot of pressure on Serena.
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Re: Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

I agree she does have alot of pressure on her and am thinking she's gong to put alot of pressure on her self neitherless of what she says
I just hope this match is not as dirty and as dramtic as Miami finals
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Re: Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

Depends on how you look at it..if Serena lost, it'd disappointing 'cause she came short at the majors and lost two finals in a row! But she already has 8 and has been there done that. But Jankovic doesn't have the history of playing finals at majors.

Will she get another shot?! Soo..in a sense more pressure on Janko imo.

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Ree doesnt want to make this year 0/2 for GS Finals, so pressure, yes, but JJ has done little in her career and NEEDS this win to prove she deserves her ranking more than Ree does.

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I think Jelena will definitely have much more pressure.
Agreed. Serena has been there and done that, if she loses she still has all her trophies JJ doesn't.
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Re: Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?

any pressure serena feels she would have put on herself...jj has pressure from herself, media and fans to deal with simply because she had all the criticism of being #1 without even a slam final let alone a slam....she has to prove she is a worthy #1...serena on the other hand doesn't have to win to show that she is worthy...while a loss might be disappointing, to people she will definitely have some more of that aura back given how she went through the majority of the draw without the loss of a set beating venus and safina

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JJ has wayyyyyy more pressure. She has to prove that she didn't just get here because of her easy draw and choking opponents.....

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She won't be No1 if she loses.

Pressure is on her, though. First GS final, crowd will be rooting heavily for Serena. She needs to turn her brain off here.

I expect a dirty match as both ladies don't like each other too much. Drama, baby, drama.

This could become an epic one.
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I agree she does have alot of pressure on her and am thinking she's gong to put alot of pressure on her self neitherless of what she says
I just hope this match is not as dirty and as dramtic as Miami finals
I want an Aussie open 07 beat down ala Pova
No my dear the pressure if on JJ, Serena has 8 slams and jj has none this is her first slam final....Serena been there done that jj has not.
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